New safety website for woodworking sector
Woodworking employees can now benefit from a new website outlining best health and safety practice such as the implementation of warning signs, it has been confirmed.
Last year, over 300 people working in the sector suffered major injuries, while over 1,100 were forced to miss work for more than three days following an accident.
As a result, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched the new resource, which will allow companies to be more aware of the risks they face in the workplace.
Tim Small, from the HSE's manufacturing sector, said: "The new website has been designed in close consultation with the woodworking industry.
"We hope it will help to reduce the unacceptably high number of incidents that can seriously affect people's lives."
The website includes woodworking machine demonstration videos and a range of Woodworking Information Sheets to advise bosses on best practice.
Earlier this week, Dranson Ltd was fined £8,000 and ordered to pay costs of £3,603 after one of its workers suffered a broken leg when 700kg of steel fell off a trolley on to him.
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